At Wayne Burges & Company, P.C. our mission is to provide timely and outstanding tax, consulting and accounting services to our clients. Quality, service and integrity are extremely important to us. We want to be our clients' most trusted advisor by providing exceptional services that enable our clients to achieve their goals.
Individually and as a firm, we share the following values:
- Conducting ourselves with personal and professional integrity.
- Giving the same level of service to our clients that we would expect to receive ourselves.
- Committing to work to the best of our abilities.
- Reinvesting in ourselves with training and education.
- Enjoying what we are doing, and enjoying the people with whom we have the benefit of coming in contact.
- Being accountable for the success of our firm.
- Providing career opportunities for challenge, growth and rewards.
About Wayne Burges
Wayne was born and raised in San Antonio, attended Winston Churchill High School and graduated in 1977. He graduated in three years from the University of Texas at San Antonio in May 1980 with a B.B.A. in Accounting. He passed the May 1980 CPA examination, completed the experience requirement and became certified in 1982. Upon graduation he joined the national accounting firm of Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst & Young) on the audit staff in June 1980. When an opportunity arose he joined Norwood Products and Radio Cap Company as Controller. In 1985, Wayne joined American Security Life Insurance as Assistant Controller and its parent company, American Securities Company (now McMarr Properties, Inc), ultimately becoming Vice President/CFO of the parent company. Upon the sale of the life insurance company, Wayne accepted the challenge to attend law school and attended St. Mary’s University School of Law beginning in the fall of 1989. Wayne graduated in the top 5% of his class and passed the February 1993 Texas bar examination. Following graduation he joined the law firm of Cauthorn Hale Tobin & Hornberger (now Hornberger Fuller Sheehan & Beiter). In 1995, Wayne left to start his own accounting firm and law firm. In 1998 he had the opportunity to join Barber & Anderson, P.C., Certified Public Accountants, becoming a shareholder after six months. In 2001 he became a name shareholder in the firm of Barber & Burges, P.C. after the departure of Mr. Anderson. In 2005 Wayne left the firm to start his own firm Wayne L. Burges, P.C. (predecessor to Wayne Burges & Company, P.C.) and to expand his law practice.
Wayne has been married to Karen (Shultz) Burges since 1982. (Winston Churchill High School class of 1978; University of Texas at San Antonio class of 1984). They have two sons, Matthew & Kyle. Karen and Wayne attend University United Methodist Church in San Antonio and Island in the Son United Methodist Church in Port Aransas/Corpus Christi. Karen is an elementary school P.E. teacher. She has taught at Pat Neff Middle School, Oak Meadow Elementary School, Huebner Road Elementary School and is currently at Stone Oak Elementary School. Matthew graduated in December, 2008 from Texas Tech University with a degree in Civil Engineering. Kyle is currently attending Texas A&M – Corpus Christi majoring in business. He is also a full-time fishing guide. Please see his website at www.kyleburges.com.
Professional and Civic Associations:
American Institute of CPA’s (Tax Section);
Texas Society of CPA’s;
San Antonio Chapter of CPA’s;
Texas State Bar (Tax Section, Real Estate & Probate Section, Business Law Section);
San Antonio Bar Association (Real Estate Section).
Served on the following committees of University United Methodist Church: Trustees (Chairman), Nominations, Day School, Long Range Planning Committee, Building Committee (3 separate times), and Finance Committee (Chairman)
Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, reading, sports, being with family. Because Wayne has a deep love for the Texas coast and for fishing, he can often be found working in Port Aransas so that he can get on the water sooner. He is actively working to expand the presence of the practice in the Corpus Christi, Rockport and Port Aransas area.